Audi Offers Wireless Charger

Audi vehicle owners can now add to their vehicle, s system that will charge the battery of a cell phone or other personal communication device without having to plug in. The innovative wireless charger, a collaboration involving the Audi Electronics Research Lab, Qualcomm Incorporated and Peiker Mobile Communications, effectively eliminates the clutter and complexity of…

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Test Drive: 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder

An awesome Ferrari Challenger The R8 was Audi’s first mid-engined production sports car. It combined  the company’s experience acquired from a host of motorsports victories with unique and innovative styling as well as technological know-how. When the 4.2-liter V8 powered R8 Coupe first appeared on the scene, it was revered as a fresh and innovative…

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All New Audi A6 Still a Year Away

Audi’s mid-level executive sedan, the A6 is due for a full-scale facelift for 2013, and we are told to expect a larger car with a more intensive use of weight-saving aluminum.  The new model arrives in Europe in 2011 and in the U.S. about a year later. Base European models will likely have the outstanding…

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Audi will Bring TT RS to US

Audi has confirmed plans to bring the TT RS to the U.S. market by the third quarter of 2011.  The decision was made after a U.S. Facebook petition gathered more than 11,500 signatures in one month asking Audi offer the super hot sports car to North America. The Audi TT RS America will contain key…

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Audi E-tron Moves Toward Production

Audi is exploring all options with its R8 sports car – gas, diesel and now electric.  Making a demonstration run at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, the Audi e-tron was driven by racing legend Frank Biela to show the future of sporty electric cars. Powered by four motors – two each…

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ZF 8-Speed Transmission has Far-Reaching Applications

Chrysler Group has arranged to build a new eight-speed automatic transmission (the HP8) under license from the ZF Group of Germany.  According to Automotive News, the automaker plans to spend $300 million for the installation of tooling and equipment at the Transmission Plant 1 and Kokomo Casting Plant in Indiana.  They will be the first…

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Audi A8 is First to Offer Internet Connection Option

Owners of the new Audi A8 can have their own WLAN hotspot when they select the factory-installed Internet option.  Passengers in the front and rear can simultaneously access the Internet through the car’s integrated WLAN module and via UMTS, using up to eight terminal devices such as laptops, Apple iPads or netbooks. Wireless surfing, accessing…

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Audi adds super fast R8 GT model

Audi is keeping the R8 sports car fresh and in the limelight by continuing to offer new variations.  The latest is the R8 GT, which is more powerful, lighter and faster.  The output of its 5.2-liter V-10 has been increased to 560 hp; vehicle weight has been reduced by 221 lbs. so that it now…

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Audi R8 V10 is the Top Performance Car in the World

At a press conference hosted by the New York International Auto Show, the Audi R8 V10 was today declared the 2010 World Performance Car. The Audi R8 V10 was chosen from an initial entry list of sixteen (16) entries nominated by fifty-nine (59) World Car jurors from twenty-five (25) countries throughout the world. The top…

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